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How can one begin to speculate on the negotiations between commercialism and design’ To what extent can architecture and design begin to address commercial trends 
and mass production? These and other questions are central to Servos investigations into urban inhabitation and development in the 21 st century 

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Exhibition Credits: Matthew Fooks, Andrew Vrana, Wes Rossi, Alex Monachino, Daniel Aranda 
Special Thanks: Sarah Herda, Ben Aranda, Matthew Fooks, Andrew Vrana, Phil Anzalone, Cory Clarke 


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wi» bo released vta the internet srto in Sept 00 each spee»ne 
archifoy is assembled out erf two acrylic spee caps and an acrylic 
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12 components or spee-nng d with 8 components* The speetme toy 
is part erf a more extensive collection ol arcrutoys and urban toys to 
be released at www s-e r-vo com 

The aremtoys and urban toys are etectromcaly purveyed spatial 
commotHes which appeal to a consumer who demands a higher 
degree of influence on ms or her immediate environment iextending 
beyond appliances vehicles and clothing into an envelope which 
increasingly usurps obiects and architectural surroundings into me 
domain ot consumer mluence) Arctvtoys accelerate the edects ot a 
tendency which sees toe relationship oetween consumer and 
manufacturer becoming reconfigured by toe integration ol digital 
technologies such as rapid prototyping and e commerce nto 
architectural practice the sle is designea as an interlace which 
provioes tools lor the design o' aremtoys via a senes of operations 
and transformations o' input drawings The interface guides a non 
design professional through tonal input or 'sketch' stages at mis 
potnt the raw material is prepared tor output and distributed to me 
manufacturer The finished arctiitoy b men sent to toe consumer 
The construction site catalogues a senes ot components or aids lex 
designing a toy Architoys provioes an interface for non design 
professionals to develop and ckstnbute them goods The site n 
attempting to open toe design process to a wide* audience in which 
consumers become actve participants provides me mtoasnuclure for 
refining sketches into manufacture ready material as well as lor 

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NURBiA Non-lkulorro Ortwin Reciualon Business Inhaalahle Area 
borrows Ms form from distortions of large scale vehicular 
ml i a structures «) dueling parking garages railways and highways 
NURBiA is an urban proposal which examines how these existing 
typologies can he reinvented in order to provide (or innovative 
difitiiDukons of green areas and vehicular infrastructure with housing 
office and ctaitmeroai environments in the dty Two sites outlined by 
tho City Planning Office In Stockholm GlyAOara and /fvsf as target 
development sites lor Ixxjsing and commeod activity are choosen 
as typical sites Mi which NURBIA can be implemented NURBiA 
proposes a modular yet flexible structural system allowing lor 
innovative re-use scenarios at the mdiwdual housng 01 office mats 

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cloud bo* 

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cloud bar 

Cloud Bo* and Cloud Bar arc rw f*« two apcocamns of the 
Ctoudune system Cloud Bo* was a nine month research 
ptojoct funded by the MPi Doparanom o( Aichliecuiie 
Cambridge VaHny Uanulactmng Luofei lighting Co ano 
Silicon a^pnics Inc and was previously e*n*Uao at ihe 
Urban Issues Gallery m Berkn at fll'l m Troy, New YorV and 
at U C LAs Oopartmeni of Arcr*lecture and Urban Oesign 
Cloud Bar was designed and mamiacturod m throe weeks 
as a turther insure and appucatton at the Ooudkrw system 
developed and employed In cloud Box and was 
axnrrutsianoa by the UCLA. Department c 1 A/chOockue as 
a display case tor arcnitecajrai models and drawings The 
general intention ol Ctoudnne is to oevelop a prototypical 
system of organization which operates m fundamentally 
'douo/ ways Hat is to say a system migni induce a 
certain degree of ambiguity within the interlace ol ils 
technologies uses and appheatons as we* as witn its 
lormai and organization a tachn^ouos and efleets thereby 
allordmg used a ragh degree ot adaptability to both scale 
context and use as we* as spocilic diem relaieo 
requirements These two prototypes play themselvos out ot 
the domestic scale and wimm a general program ol storage 
and display yet begin lo irritate an inquiry into architecture* 
or urban applications 

Because ol its dependency on machine production CNC 
mMIng technology relics primarily upon metnoas ol 
standardization and optimization lor large scale 
manufacturing typically rveugh a system ol parts modules 
or typos those projects scugnt to engage ms convention 
through modulation partitioning, ono type casing, whiio 
simultaneously exploring the technologys capacity lo 
produce flexibility and variation 

This two told oojectrve of employing standardization m the 
production cf variation operates at two scales the first ot 
which samples desgn standards Iron a variety ol typical 
display cases lo develop a modular panel and she* system 
and the second of which utilizes CNC mBing techno egy to 
ekh a system ol peHways into those panels and shelves 
with Cioud Box these pathway6 rteuibuie fiber optic cables 
lor ilgniing purposes With Cloud Bar tnoy contlgiire both 
shoving and drawing panel arrangements lor display ai 
both scales meinods ol repetition and redundancy are 
employed as a way ot affording flexibility This liexiomiy is 
reflected not only on an organizational level in that noth 
shelves, canes, and drawrg panels are ahowed mulupie 
conlrguratons mougn loose fits, but on a programmatic 
level as we# In the sense tnai wh#e operating as a purety 
lunctionai storage and display unit He system performs 
stnuitaneously as an object of display >n and of nsetl. 

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